Saturday, February 21, 2015

Punjab to Upgrade Brick Kiln Technology for Lesser Pollution

Punjab Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has planned to upgrade brick kilns’ technology to minimize air pollution caused by brick kilns. The decision was taken in a meeting held under EPD Secretary Dr Iqbal on Thursday. Director General (DG), EPA, Farooq Hameed Sheikh, Nasim-ur-Rehman, Director, EPA, Dr Arifa Lodhi from SUPARCO, Dr AR Saleemi, member Punjab Environmental Tribunal, Dr Asim Mehmood, Environmentalist Expert, representative of Civil Aviation Authority and Muhammad Shoaib Khan Niazi, Chairman Brick Kiln Association along with his delegation attended the meeting. Secretary, EPD, Dr Iqbal said brick kilns emission could be reduced by upgrading technology and adopting effective emission-control measures. He said these measures will also reduce fuel consumption and production cost.

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